Tuesday, January 25, 2011

This Really IS an HG Blog....

.... and not a medical marijuana activism site. I promise. This blog is about morning sickness. Really.

(Now, let me wave away the smoke in here so that I can properly see the keyboard to type.)

Anyhow! My blogging friend Becky sent me this article:

Entrepreneur Says Marijuana Soft Drink Will Be a Hit

I'm sure it will!

But more importantly, does it have any use for treatment of HG?

It looks promising, at least! Medical marijuana and lemon lime soda combined - sounds like the perfect extreme morning sickness aide, if one is so inclined.

Interesting, anyhow!

My questions:

(1) Is there enough active ingredient to be worthwhile?

(2) It mentions (I believe) that the active ingredient is THC, a marijuana derivative, not pure marijuana. Is that safe? And/or as effective as pure marijuana?

(3) Does the method of delivery matter? I've only heard of HG mums smoking marijuana, not taking it orally - though if oral use was acceptable, that would be a whole lot easier than smoking!

A definite line of thought it anyone out there is interested.


  1. Hiya,
    We're thinking along the same lines. I'm not pregnant but had awful hg and have been researching marijuana on my blog. Vaporisers (volcano digital) look to be the way to go as you don't get smoking fumes and if you have hg you won't be able to keep anything down and you only need a tiny bit, much less than you'd ingest from hash cakes. I have bought 'chronic ice' tea from an online shop here in the UK to try. It is legal and has 5% hemp syrup. It tastes fine, like any ice tea, and I would say I feel a little mellow after a while but certainly not high or anything. MS sufferers have reported that they have found beneficial effects from drinking the legal teas (chronic ice and C-Swiss are the two I have read about). Chronic ice is about £1.30 a can. If it helps MS sufferers then maybe there's enough hemp syrup to help hyperemesis gravidarum but you'd have to be able to keep it down. If I am ever brave enough to be pregnant again (I'd love another baby) then I will find a way to get medical marijuana for the sake of me and the safety of my unborn baby. I've read all the scientific papers and it is safe to use medicinally in this way and much more safe than doing nothing imho. I was so starved and dehydrated that I really don't know how my baby girl did survive. I've posted links to further reading on my blog.

  2. Here is the online shop I bought my tea from (I live in Scotland so this is completely legal here). It is £1.45 a can and is a tiny tiny amount of THC but it is as hemp syrup, not a synthetic additive.

    In the US I think it depends which State folk live in whether or not this is available and I've sern it on amazon.com but sold out. The packaging is different on my cans, they are green. I bought the 'The Hemp Solution' DVD from that site too and it is very interesting. Marinol, which is prescribed in the US for HG is almost pure THC, much stronger than even the strong strains of cannabis. Drug companies can't make any money from cannabis as they can't patent a plant so they are developing synthetic cannabis compounds which are less effective and not tested on pregnant women (obviously). There's an interesting scientific study of Jamaincan women who make cannabis tea for morning sickness and their babies do really well. I'm going to contact the researcher. See my blog for links.

  3. Come and read on my blog what I've just found out about. Sativex is a cannabis medicine which was recently licensed in the UK and some other countries. It basically is just cannabis soaked in alcohol and put into a spray.


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